Council will not rest on cutting crime
Central Beds Council will work with residents to ensure crime rates continue to fall over the next twelve months.
Between April and September last year, there were 71 fewer house burglaries and 268 fewer vehicle crimes compared to the same period in 2011.
The council also say they saw a fall in crime ‘three times the average’ for England and Wales in the 12 months up until July last year.
They will develop the Central Beds Partnership focusing on reducing crime, anti-social behaviour and fear of crime in the community by discussing issues with residents.
The Partnership includes members from the police, council, health services, probation trust and fire and rescue services.
They aim to set clear priorities to meet the needs they identify.
The latest Partnership Plan for 2013-14 has been endorsed by the Executive Committee who recommend that it is adopted by the Council.
Councillor Brian Spurr said: “We are delighted that as part of the CSP we have made a real and positive difference in reducing crime in our area.
“The CSP will continue to find solutions to identified crime and disorder problems by working together and by talking to local people and offering information, advice and support.”
The plan sets out how, over the next twelve months, the partnership will tackle safety issues that are consistently identified by the public as high priorities when consulted through surveys and awareness raising events.
Other successful crime-reducing initiatives include the Integrated Offender Management Project, which has contributed to the drop in crimes committed by re-offenders in Central Beds.
The project addresses the roots causes and helps people make life changes and break the re-offending cycle.
For more information about the council’s strategies to cut crime and provide a safer community, visit www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/communitysafety.
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